Press Clippings
Press Releases
Clocktower Gallery History
 

Press Clippings

A Monster Frankenstein Controller, with Fur Keys and Borg-Like Eyepiece, Built by Julie Covello
Create Digital, February 2012
Julie Covello aka DJ Shakey – artist in residence at the Clocktower talks about her VoltAxe controller

DJ Shakey's VoltAxe controls a computer with video glasses and a custom keytar
The Verge, February 2012
After the Warper Party at the Clocktower Gallery, Adi Robertson reviews the DJ Shakey's Audio Control Adventure

This week in NYC
Time Out, January 2012
The Canyon Candy installation is a Critics’pick in Time Out NYC

The Babies
L Magazine, January 2012
The Babies’performance is a pick of L Magazine

Canyon Candy Debuts at ART on AIR
Epicure Me, January 2012
A review of the exhibition by Don Hielo

Experience the Wild West in NYC
MFTA, January 2012
Materials for the Arts encourage you to come and experience the Wild West at the Clocktower Gallery

Javelin at Clocktower Gallery
The Wild Magazine, January 2012
An invitation to visit and enjoy the Canyon Candy installation and the Clocktower Gallery space. By Nick Cope

Week in Pop
Impose Magazine, December 2011
SJIMON GOMPERS writes a brief review of Mike Anderson’s video for Javelin’s new album

"Canyon Candy"-@ the Clocktower Gallery
Studio Phoenix, December 2011
Some nice pictures of the Canyon Candy Installation and of our amazing space

Installation – Canyon Candy
Flavor Pill, 2011
The Canyon Candy installation in an Editor Pick on Flavor Pill

Hugging for James Murphy - Girl-moshing, bird camp, space cowboys, and other adventures in merry NYC nightlife.
Impose Magazine, December 2011
A review of the opening. By Alaina Stamatis

Javelin's Canyon Candy Screening at the Clocktower -- Yee-haw!
Paper Mag, December 2011
A review of the Canyon Candy installation and pictures from the opening. By Rebecca Smeyne

Javelin – Canyon Candy Short Film
Stereo Gum, December 2011
A review of the whole Canyon Candy experience : from the Javelin’s album to the immersive installation at the Clocktower Gallery.

FILM: Dec. 20th, Canyon Candy
The Edge of Cultivation, December 2011
A quick review of the Canyon Candy installation on The Edge of Cultivation blog

Artifacts | Michael Stipe’s Collapse Into Now Film
New York Times Magazine, 2011
A review of Collapse Into Now Film Project presented at the Clocktower Gallery in March 2011. By Linda Yablonsky.

Franco Five Ways
Esquire, 2010
A profile on James Franco, mentioning his Summer/Fall 2010 Clocktower exhibition The Dangerous Book Four Boys.

When An Actor Casts Himself As An Artist
The New York Times, 19 August, 2010
Roberta Smith reviews James Franco's The Dangerous Book Four Boys exhibition, on view at the Clocktower Gallery June 22nd to December 31, 2010.

James Franco's The Dangerous Book Four Boys
The Daily News, 2010
A review of James Franco's The Dangerous Book Four Boys exhibition, on view at the Clocktower Gallery June 22nd to December 31, 2010.

What Can't He Do?
Art in America, 24 June, 2010
A review of James Franco's The Dangerous Book Four Boys exhibition, on view at the Clocktower Gallery June 22nd to December 31, 2010. By Kimberly Chou.

Childhood, Violence, and Alien Mating Practices: James Franco's "The Dangerous Book Four Boys"
Huffington Post, 13 July, 2010
A review of James Franco's The Dangerous Book Four Boys, by Andrew Gorin.

Francophrenia
The New Yorker, 12 July, 2010
A Talk of the Town piece on James Franco's work at MOCA and the Clocktower, by Dana Goodyear.

Breath of Fresh Air
Monocle, July/August 2010
An article on AIR, Art International Radio and the Clocktower by David Kaufman, with photographs by Mark Hartman.

James Franco Exhibit at the Clocktower Leaves Us Thinking, "What Can't This Guy Do?"
The Village Voice, 28 June, 2010
A review of James Franco's The Dangerous Book Four Boys, by Leslie Minora.

James Franco at the Clocktower
VMAN, 25 June, 2010
A review of James Franco's The Dangerous Book Four Boys, by Aimee Walleston.

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Movie Star
The Wall Street Journal, 17 June, 2010
An article by Erica Orden about the AIR exhibition The Dangerous Book Four Boys, featuring the films, video, photography, sculpture and drawing of James Franco, curated by Alanna Heiss and Associate Curator Beatrice Johnson.

All Along the Clocktower
The New York Observer, 24 August, 2009
A brief review of the AIR Clocktower space by Marjorie Welish.

Weekly Roundup
Art:21 Blog, 17 August, 2009
A clipping about AIR's 2009 Clocktower exhibition from Art:21 Blog's Weekly Roundup, by Nicole Caruth.

Image Not Available: Can Alanna Heiss Bring Art to the Airwaves?
BOMBlog, 23 June, 2009
An article by Jed Lipinski for BOMBLog on AIR founder Alanna Heiss' approach to radio. The piece also includes photographs of the Clocktower space.

Ain't It Cool News
Time.com, 30 April, 2009
A clipping about AIR, shortly after its founding, on Time.com. To view a PDF (261.75 KB) of the page, click here.


Press Releases

Music Videos come alive at the Clocktower with Canyon Candy by Mike Anderson and Javelin
30 November, 2011
The Clocktower Gallery presents Canyon Candy, a site-specific installation and immersive soundscape bringing to life a Western-themed music video collaboration between filmmaker Mike Anderson and the band Javelin.

Resident Artist Peter McCabe's Murder, Love and Insanity: Stanford White and the Gilded Age
6 September, 2011
The Clocktower Gallery presents resident artist Pete McCabe's Murder, Love and Insanity: Stanford White and the Gilded Age, a radio play retracing the trial of Harry Thaw, the wealthy playboy best known for murdering the American architect Stanford White in a jealous rage over the young Evelyn Nesbit.

Resident Artist Will Corwin's Auroch's Library Chess Match
10 August, 2011
The Clocktower Gallery presents resident artist Will Corwin's Auroch's Library Chess Match, a living sculpture performance with International Master Irina Krush and Grandmaster Robert Hess with play-by-play commentary by Grandmaster Maurice Ashley.

The Clocktower Gallery presents Moral Kombat, G Lucas Crane vs. Daniel Carter
17 May, 2011
The Clocktower Gallery presents another installment of audio manipulationist G Lucas Crane's Moral Kombat series, featuring saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter.

The Clocktower Gallery opens surge, by Anna Jóelsdóttir
17 May, 2011
The Clocktower Gallery presents surge, a site-specific installation by Chicago-based Icelandic artist Anna Jóelsdóttir.

Collapse Into Now Film Project, by Michael Stipe
05 April, 2011
The Clocktower Gallery presents Collapse Into Now Film Project, an exhibition of film commissioned by Michael Stipe for R.E.M's new album, Collapse Into Now, and featuring films by Sophie Calle, Albert Maysles, and James Franco, among others.

The Clocktower Gallery launches Above The Law, a new performance and installation series
08 March, 2011
The Clocktower Gallery launches Above The Law, a series of concerts and performances highlighting young and emerging artists and musicians, organized by Joe Ahearn.

Joe Ahearn Joins AIR and the Clocktower Gallery as Curator of Performance and Installation
27 January, 2011
The announcement of the appointment of Joe Ahearn, a resident curator of the performance and music space Silent Barn, Managing Director of the non-profit arts and music newsprint Showpaper, and co-curator of the Showpaper 42nd Street Gallery, as the Clocktower Gallery's Curator of Performance and Installation.

The Historic Archives of Charles Ruas - Now On AIR
29 November, 2010
The official announcement of AIR's preservation and archiving of hundreds of recordings of key literary and artistic figures, from Burroughs and Borges to Williams and Wilson, among numerous others.

Loud Objects' Big Noise Toy - Now On View at AIR's Clocktower Gallery
30 September, 2010
The official announcement of the opening of Big Noise Toy, a room-sized, interactive sound installation by the group Loud Objects: Kunal Gupta, Tristan Perich, and Katie Shima.

James Franco's The Dangerous Book Four Boys - Now On View at AIR's Clocktower Gallery
23 June, 2010
The official announcement of the opening of The Dangerous Book Four Boys, James Franco's solo exhibition of films, videos, photographs, installations, sculpture and drawing, curated by Alanna Heiss and Associate Curator Beatrice Johnson.

AIR and the Clocktower Gallery Launch the 2010 Radio Theater & Installation Project
15 January, 2010
The official announcement of the launch of AIR's radio theater/installation project and its inaugural piece, Adjusted by Addition, a collaboration between artists Lovett/Codagnone and playwright Tom Cole.

Fall/Winter Internships 2009 - AIR Poster #1 and AIR Poster #2
The two official posters announcing the Fall/Winter 2009 internship program.

Tony Oursler, Mary Heilmann, Sabina Streeter and Todd Eberle - Now on View at the Clocktower
6 August 2009
The official announcement of the first exhibition at the AIR, Art International Radio Clocktower space.

Alanna Heiss Announces Formation of AIR, Art International Radio
AIR Press Release, 30 April, 2009
The official announcement of the 2009 formation of AIR, Art International Radio at the Clocktower Gallery.


Clocktower Gallery History

Time's Guardian
The New York Times, 3 June, 2007
A 2007 article by Elizabeth Giddens in about Marvin Schneider, New York City's Official Clock Master, featuring a photo of the Clocktower.

The Man Who Makes the City's Clocks Run on Time
The New York Times, 24 January, 1999 A 1999 New York Times article by Christopher Gray about Marvin Schneider, New York City's Official Clock Master and keeper of the Clocktower's own beautiful timekeeper.

Suicide in Clock Tower: Found Hanging from Spiral Staircase in New York Life Building
The New York Times, 10 March, 1912
A 1912 New York Times article. Title says it all.

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